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Phone: 402.933.6672
1258 S 13th Street
Omaha
Nebraska 68108

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Target demographics: The under resourced Park Avenue neighborhoods in Omaha, Nebraska.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Neighbors United Community Meal
With at least one in four local residents living below the poverty threshold, the offering of a free weekly meal has begun to alleviate the strain on many of our neighbors working multiple jobs just to cover the necessities.

In addition to affronting poverty, the Community Meals initiative aims to develop relationships among Park Avenue neighbors. With the involvement of over twelve churches and organizations and over 100 volunteers, the Community Meals initiative is naturally building relational bridges.

Every Saturday 11:30-1:00pm
First Baptist Church, 421 Park Avenue
To volunteer contact: info@inCOMMONcd.org

CommonTable Meal
CommonTable exists to provide an entry point around a shared table for the development of healthy relationships which span the lines of socioeconomic diversity.

Each Monday night at 5:30pm a meal is provided by a volunteer or church group, either on a one-time or rotating schedule. Around 75-100 friends and community members enjoy the meal together and build relationships, with the goal of these friendships leading toward our CommonLife ministry.

We’d love for you (or your group of friends) to join us in this opportunity to gain new relationships and break down the dichotomy of “giver” and “receiver.” There are several ways to get involved, for more information contact us!

Every Monday 5:30-7:30pm
inCOMMON, 1258 S 13th Street
Contact Robin: info@inCOMMONcd.org

The Listening Project
“Pioneered by Rural Southern Voice for Peace, the Listening Project is a unique approach to improving vulnerable neighborhoods. Rather than starting with the solutions of experts, inCOMMON turns to the people.”
- Metro Neighborhood News

Ever wondered what the people in your neighborhood think? The best way to foster and develop community is to listen!


CommonLife (mentors)
CommonLife trains, equips, and supports individuals and small groups in their companionship of an individual or family throughout and beyond their transition from poverty. CommonLife serves four main populations: homeless/near homeless, refugee, post-incarcerated, and at-risk youth.

read more here: http://incommoncd.org/ministries/commonlife/

To learn more please contact: Calvin@inCOMMONcd.org


The Listening Project inocorporates active, compassionate listening into one-on-one ‘listening sessions.’ These provide folks who may rarely have an opportunity to communicate. Our neighborhoods include Park East, Ford Birthsite, Columbus Park, Leavenworth, and Field Club. We are interested in people’s stories, ideas, and dreams.

Interested in joining? The first step is attending an Active Listening Training at inCOMMON. The next step is using your listening skills everyday.

To volunteer contact: cait@inCOMMONcd.org

Check out the LP on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=146740092002710



Listening Project Blog --> http://listeningprojectoma.wordpress.com/

Geographic areas served: Ford Birthsite, Columbus Park, Leavenworth District and Park East Park neighborhoods.

Programs:

All of Mosaic Community Development's ministries are focused on building relationships with the impoverished and marginalized in our very own city. SupportWorks is a team approach ministry of small church-based groups or families, which exists to -transform communities through community by developing supportive relational networks that offer holistic care for the impoverished with the aim of ending chronic cycles of poverty and restoring lives.
 
Life on the Brick exists as an entry to healthy relationships by providing food and clothing, which will bridge the gap and help address issues of homelessness. We can think of no more beautiful place to build relationships than over a shared meal around the table. Our goal is to break down the dichotomy of 'giver' and 'receiver', and celebrate life alongside one another.
We share a meal every Monday night from 5:30-7:00pm. Park Avenue Community Collaboration is a diverse network of over 20 area faith leaders from 12 local churches and organizations focused on responding in relational service to pressing local needs and concerns. Each Saturday a different volunteer/church group provides a free lunch to the community, with the purpose of meeting practical needs and developing relationships among our Park Avenue neighbors.
 
Together Forward: MCD works to partner with local churches to help mobilize them to connect with refugees in Omaha, in the hope of seeing these churches build relationships with the refugee populations and develop holistic ministries to serve one another. Since early 2007, local church Coram Deo has been serving the Burundian Refugee Community through Harambe (Kirundi for 'together pushing forward'). Each Sunday members of small groups pick up members of the Burundian community, fellowship together at church, then join one another at MCD for a home-cooked meal as they practice learning English through ESL and in the context of community.

Mission:
As an organization, inCommon''s mission is the reintegration of supportive relational networks into the lives of the homeless, transitioning, and at-risk individuals and families. We have found that in order for someone to transition from poverty, he/she must almost always have the love, encouragement and support that comes with the possession of committed, authentic relationships - unfortunately, the only relationships most of our friends in poverty know are broken relationships, destructive relationships, and service relationships. inCommon works to break down the dichotomy of "giver" and "receiver" and see communities and neighborhoods restored through mutual life transformation within relationship.We recognize the extreme importance and value of material assistance and programs (federal and private, national and local). However, we also recognize the need for healthy and long-term, supportive relationships in the lives of those we hope to serve. In this way, inCommon equips and assists the broader community in diving into a relationship with someone they might not ordinarily integrate into their lives.
Results:
We have spent a lot of time with neighbors and residents, serving over 20,000 meals to date! We have also been spending most all of our efforts bringing the neighborhoods a central Community Center that will open in Spring 2011.

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Our church has partnered with InCommon for many years now. They have consistently connected us to the poor, homeless, and marginalized as our friends and fellow neighbors. No longer are we a church that wants to patronize the poor; we see them as our friends. To me, this is the hallmark of ... more »
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Neighbors United Community Meal
With at least one in four local residents living below the poverty threshold, the offering of a free weekly meal has begun to alleviate the strain on many of our neighbors working multiple jobs just to cover the necessities.

In addition to affronting poverty, the Community Meals initiative aims to develop relationships among Park Avenue neighbors. With the involvement of over twelve churches and organizations and over 100 volunteers, the Community Meals initiative is naturally building relational bridges.

Every Saturday 11:30-1:00pm
First Baptist Church, 421 Park Avenue
To volunteer contact: info@inCOMMONcd.org

CommonTable Meal
CommonTable exists to provide an entry point around a shared table for the development of healthy relationships which span the lines of socioeconomic diversity.

Each Monday night at 5:30pm a meal is provided by a volunteer or church group, either on a one-time or rotating schedule. Around 75-100 friends and community members enjoy the meal together and build relationships, with the goal of these friendships leading toward our CommonLife ministry.

We’d love for you (or your group of friends) to join us in this opportunity to gain new relationships and break down the dichotomy of “giver” and “receiver.” There are several ways to get involved, for more information contact us!

Every Monday 5:30-7:30pm
inCOMMON, 1258 S 13th Street
Contact Robin: info@inCOMMONcd.org

The Listening Project
“Pioneered by Rural Southern Voice for Peace, the Listening Project is a unique approach to improving vulnerable neighborhoods. Rather than starting with the solutions of experts, inCOMMON turns to the people.”
- Metro Neighborhood News

Ever wondered what the people in your neighborhood think? The best way to foster and develop community is to listen!


CommonLife (mentors)
CommonLife trains, equips, and supports individuals and small groups in their companionship of an individual or family throughout and beyond their transition from poverty. CommonLife serves four main populations: homeless/near homeless, refugee, post-incarcerated, and at-risk youth.

read more here: http://incommoncd.org/ministries/commonlife/

To learn more please contact: Calvin@inCOMMONcd.org


The Listening Project inocorporates active, compassionate listening into one-on-one ‘listening sessions.’ These provide folks who may rarely have an opportunity to communicate. Our neighborhoods include Park East, Ford Birthsite, Columbus Park, Leavenworth, and Field Club. We are interested in people’s stories, ideas, and dreams.

Interested in joining? The first step is attending an Active Listening Training at inCOMMON. The next step is using your listening skills everyday.

To volunteer contact: cait@inCOMMONcd.org

Check out the LP on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=146740092002710



Listening Project Blog --> http://listeningprojectoma.wordpress.com/

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